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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Mrs. Marchmont, who throws tedious parties?
(a) The Hartlocks.
(b) Mrs. Cheveley.
(c) Lord Caversham.
(d) Sir Robert.

2. At the dinner party in Act 1, Part 1, what does Lady Basildon think of the man who talks about his wife during dinner?
(a) He is very kind.
(b) He is very loving.
(c) He is terribly trivial.
(d) He is rude.

3. How does Mrs. Cheveley reply to Sir Robert when he asks, "What brought you into my life?"
(a) Circumstances.
(b) Her good luck.
(c) His wife.
(d) Careful planning.

4. What secret does Mrs. Cheveley know about Sir Robert?
(a) He has an illegitimate child.
(b) The real origin of his wealth.
(c) He was once poor.
(d) He had an affair.

5. What does Sir Robert say he had the double misfortune of being born?
(a) Well born and poor.
(b) Rich and stupid.
(c) Ugly and poor.
(d) Into a royal family.

6. Who wrote the letter Mrs. Cheveley plans to blackmail Sir Robert with?
(a) Sir Robert.
(b) Goring.
(c) Lady Chiltern.
(d) Baron Arnheim.

7. According to Mrs. Cheveley, what was considered excessively vulgar and middle class in the old days?
(a) To marry for money.
(b) To pretend to be a bit better than one's neighbors.
(c) To attend social gatherings.
(d) To marry for love.

8. Who says, "This is a game of life as we all have to play it"?
(a) Mrs. Cheveley.
(b) Sir Robert.
(c) Goring.
(d) Mabel.

9. How does Sir Robert reply to Lady Chiltern in Act 1, Part 3 when she asks about his change of view on the report from the Commission regarding the Argentine Canal scheme?
(a) He has received proof that the Commission is wrong.
(b) He simply changed his mind.
(c) He is angry and refuses to answer her.
(d) He believes the Commission was misinformed.

10. What does Lord Goring say he gets rid of as soon as possible?
(a) The truth.
(b) Money.
(c) Women.
(d) Wise thoughts.

11. How old was Sir Robert when he wrote the letter to Baron Arnheim?
(a) 32.
(b) 19.
(c) 22.
(d) 36.

12. From what meeting does Lady Chiltern return from in Act 2, Part 1?
(a) The Women's Liberal Association meeting.
(b) The library board meeting.
(c) A church meeting.
(d) The Lady's Aid Society meeting.

13. What reason does Lord Caversham give for never going anywhere?
(a) He is disabled.
(b) He is sick of London society.
(c) His wife won't let him.
(d) No one invites him anywhere.

14. What is the name of the tapestry that remains illuminated after the lights are put out at the end of Act 1?
(a) Deception.
(b) The Garden of Eden.
(c) Cupid's Arrow.
(d) The Triumph of Love.

15. Which character says she's a little too old now to trouble about setting a good example?
(a) Lady Markby.
(b) Lady Chiltern.
(c) Mrs. Cheveley.
(d) Mabel.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Goring, what can't women discover?

2. What does Sir Robert say that sooner or later one must do in political life?

3. What does Goring say a woman wearing too much rouge and not enough clothing is?

4. In Act 1, Part 1, why does Lord Caversham call Goring a good-for-nothing?

5. Who does Mrs. Cheveley say taught her to play fairly when one has the winning cards?

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